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: yeah, that's certainly part of the problem. the nsa is not under law allowed
the nsa is not under law allowed to collect information on americans, but in this, you know, again, in the cyberconnected world, overseas and nsa freely admitted that there are times when they perhaps inadvertently, incidentally collect information on americans, not supposed to happen. as we talk about, you go on into the internet, click a few times, a commercial provider is recording the record of those transactions as well. we're getting into that age where concept of privacy's
of the health care law. this is an hour 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i called this meeting to order. as we are all well aware the health care law requires businesses that employ 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance or pay an employer mandate penalty or a tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are it should be to to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner however when an individual shares ownership of multiple entities or when a business has multiple owners the answer is less clear. today we will examine the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law, which requires business owners to aggregate employees and could subject the business to the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses with 20 or more employees on at least 10% of one or more other bus
is to interpret the law that this body passed and the law is very clear that there has to be a nexus between the fee and the impact of the development, so i think that to subjecting that somehow we can do anything beyond that is really not an accurate description of what our role is, and i personally think that in the en, it's not a good thing for an appellant to come before a body arguing something that in the end is not within the confines of what the law allows, and i think that creates a sense of false hope and i don't think it's fair to an appellant to go through a process that ultimately doesn't really lend itself to do what is being promised it could do. that's not the reality of what the law says, and if we want to change the law, then let's change the law, but i don't think it's fair to go through this process when we know that the law does not allow us to do what we're claiming it can do. >> unless there's any further discussion, colleagues, supervisor kim has a motion in front of us, madam clerk, call the roll. >> on the motion to approve item 19, table 20, 21, supervisor breed, b
they passed the law and implemented it, the target of the young people were not signing on. and then later on they did enroll into the health affordable care act. so we believe that type of trend that we saw in massachusetts will be seen throughout the country. >> can i answer yours? okay. you know, so for my own personal situation, i'm in one of the rural areas with very high health insurance. and low -- lower income. our county has about 99,000 as a population with an average household income of middle 40,000s. as i struggle to provide more health insurance and they aggregate the businesses to make it -- you know, if i can stay under that 50, i will. it will be extremely expensive for me. in the meantime, to absorb a 40% to 44% health insurance increase, it would be much easier for me to put my employees out on the exchange. it's a lot cheaper for them to provide that than for me to absorb that additional cost within my small profit margins anyway. so thank you. >> i would just comment that if the additional cost of adding each employee would be approximately $4,000 to provide insurance
from his health care law. he struck a nerve when he talked about the middle class and how many americans are learning. we'll take a look at this with an american who knows what it's like to live that way. first, mike viqueira at the white house >> the facts are beyond dispute. the government sought to highlight the gap between the rich and poof. he was up to two themes. these are themes struck throughout the presidency, first and second term. he talked about the gap between rich and poor and talking about trying to raise the minimum wage. he got behind that, backing a height or legislation and congress that's $0.10 an hour. many states are moving on their own. the president deniably is trying to shore up a political base after a rocky rollout of healthcare.gov. democrats are dispirited. this is the latest in a series of event where the president spoke to the base and what he said was music to the democratic base's years, talking about income despair itty and stronger union, tying the affordable care act into the theme. >> the idea that a child may never escape the poverty becau
their coverage. we are going to find out what is that going to mean for the law? how is that going to balance out for the message. >> and so much of this is pr? we heard the president say he is going to be talking publicly in a positive way about his health care law. some of the things that are getting glossed over are the continued problems. what about the back end of that. there is all of this discussion right now that the plans are not going to the insurance companies. what happens on january 1st? >> last month there was a hearing on capitol hill where we got to hear about those putting the law and the website together. the back end where we figure out how to pay insurers and communicate with doctors. you could find out that your doctor isn't covered by the plan that you signed up for. or your insurance company isn't going to be paid on time. these are big problems. this is a pr war. the white house is hoping to drown out the bad news we are hearing about the law with their version of the good news. and they have strike teams in place. thank you for your thoughts today. >> send us your thought
care act on obama care. >> i know people call this law obama care. >> obama care. >> and that's okay, because i do care. >> back on the hill, republicans are not backing down. >> chairman darrell issa. >> no one is suggesting for a moment that we take government out of health care. >> right. >> that one kicked me in the belly. they have no plan. >> we've been putting deals on the table. >> but nothing's passed. >> the other issue obviously is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these aspare teas have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know ho
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. the areas of new york where you hope to pick up territory. do you think the health care law can once again be a hindrance to you guys? where the exchange will not be updated and the fix will not go through. people will lose the plans they were accustomed to? >> it's critically important for insurance commissioners in the states to make the improvements. i hope they do make the improvements. we have given them the authority to do so and hope they will take us up on that. as long as democrats continue to find ways to fix and improve the affordable care act and republicans remain obsessed with repealing the affordable care act and going back to the days of a broken system where people were bankrupt because they were sick, as long as republicans continue to say that we should at $1200 in cost to seniors because that's what a repeal would cost and we are going to remove preventive health care and remove protects for presifting conditions, as long as they cling to that, we will number good shape. we want to fix it and improve it. they want to repeal and end it. most americans want to fix and imp
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55 bills have been sign mood law this year, that makes this the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american republic. >> it literally is a do-nothing congress. >> stephen: oh, that's not fair. they're doing something. they're getting into the guinness book of world records. and folks, that makes it twice, if you count john boehner's fingernails. now it's not easy. now sure, the 113th hasn't passed a bills every congress does like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. but i mean what do we need a budget for. clearly not for highways, defense. or food, they did pass a bill ensuring people can fish on dams near the cumberland river and passed deep cuts in food stamps for the poor which is good solid governing because the poor don't need food stamps any more now that they can fish near dams on the cumberland river. remember, remember the old saying, give a man a fish will eat for a day. take away his food stamps, maybe he won't. (laughter) and folks, i'm excited-- i'm so excited to have others report that there'
to lose policies and were promised they would not lose them and have lost them thanks to the law. they didn't want to deal with with it. but they made it through now they may not have coverage. they have to sit on the line with insurance companies trying to find out if their new coverage they never wanted is real. >> yeah. much has been made about how the administration has fixed the website. politics again. they fixed the front end of the website. it was a political embarrassment to them. the back end is a disaster. they can't pay the insurance companies. they haven't built the system to transfer the federal subsidy money yet. they can't do a reconciliation via the computer because they haven't built the system to figure out if the people that the government thinks are covered are covered on the insurance company site. news has been circulating in the insurance industry in the last day or two that what the government wants to do now is send the insurance companies in hard copy lists of people they think are covered so they can compare to who they have. some is of the insurance c
of hypocrisy is supposed to be a booster of the law. >> we are on that. not like mcconnell or boehner or pelosi. how will this be to selling young americans to buying into it? >> that is a big issue. mechanical issues to get the website working. but they have to get young healthy people to seen up. you force the older sicker people in. and you hear john boehner as a older gentlemen he has to pay more from the premiums, you need the younger healthier people to make it work. >> the math doesn't work without it either. >> new reports that some republican law makers are shifting obama care from repealing to repairing. it other republicans don't like that idea. ellison barber. great to it see you. tell us about the pivot that a handful of the republicans are making for repair as to repole. >> a couple of people in blue districts where they feel like they may be vulnerable throwing out the discussing repair. the vast republicans are not interested in repairing because there is so many things wrong with the law. it is not in their interest to switch to that. they are notting repole and replace to see
a situation where young people are sceptical of the law. sceptical of the reforms. they think they will pay for, they think the coverage will be worse and they are increasingly sceptical of the guy who's selling it and that's what's changed. i don't know that the president can gets that credibility back. the interesting thing is the drop in his support came after the revelations about nsa metadata collection and the coverage it got. he hasn't been able to recover among this group since that time. martha: when you look back at the election numbers, when you say did you vote for obama, 55% said yes. the question would you vote for him today, only 40 per s -- onl% say yes. he sold this website that it would be flight their wheel house and they may be disenchanted with that pitch as well. bill: to the irony alert. president obama saying republicans could be responsible for people losing their insurance right before christmas. >> christmastime is no time for congress to tell more than one million of these americans they have lost their unemployment understand. what will happen if congress does n
to exercise reasonable doubt. that's an error of law. it really depends on the convergence of both an inexperienced corps of new readers who don't have the freedom to exercise their judgment when it's necessary. if you were to sort of compartmentalized in the knowledge, it depends on how you run it. if they are allowed to exercise that qualitative deliberative thought process as we look at these claims in these compartmentalized thinners of excellence, then it would work. i don't think that's necessarily it. just give them the ability to make decisions in exercising good judgment and having rules dictated as a quality of review standard. >> thank you. first of all, i think the asset the fairness is time. if we set up lanes and their pressure to go real fast, it won't matter if they're the most knowledgeable people on the planet. secondly, you are taking the veterans claim away from his local representative. the american legion or others of his organizations representative in boise, idaho, is not going to have access to the file or to you with the raiders if the case goes to denver.
way out here. >> you've been a critic of the law. coming up in the "new york times," you co-authored, one of the architects of obamacare. despite your differences you're willing to talk about it. and you are willing to shoot down certain myths about it. include whiching, tomorrow? >> right we say we don't think think there is going to be a doctor shortage. a lot aassumptions make straight line aassumptions for today's resource use. there is every reason to believe resource use is going to go down. that is what we've seen and doctors become more productive. you can't make straight line aassumptions from today. >> they're going to have to be very productive. thank you. >> thank you. >> we just spoke about one of the most-important health care promises. just ahead we'll speak with one of the people helping get president obama elected how where the ro promises decided? bill burton is here, live, do you remember bill? and stunning polling next on america's place in the world. [ mom ] over the years, i've learnehow to stretch my party budget. but when my so-called bargain brand to
the homeless are getting a grant from digital garage. also the asian law caucus they're getting a grant. someplace pits close to my hearty used to work that and jane as well. and then something dear to my heart which is the mayors cup and the commitment to the first key program is also getting a grant as a result of this opening. so those 3 entities are being supported by digital garage. so on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, in fact, on behalf of all of technology companies d g 717 now becomes the 1 thousand 8 hundred and 23rd technology company in san francisco. i want to congratulate them and thank you. on behalf of the city i want to present this to this gentleman. if you come forward to present this the proclamation from the city declaring today to be digital garage day in san francisco. thank you (clapping.) thank you very much. mr. mayor ed lee mayor of san francisco. now i'd like to ask the district 6 san francisco supervisor ms. jane kim to please come to the stage for a response >> thank you justin. it's actually a good reminder it's important to support our la
miranda under the terror laws, it's apparent from the witness statement that the government knew then or i would say they knew already that we discussed the use of names with a cabinet secretary when he visited us in mid-june. so it's been six months when it was apparent that have been names in these documents. i told the cabinet secretary personally we are sharing this material with "the new york times." on july 22 i did the editor of "the new york times" phone number, e-mail address and stephen engelbert from propublica. not once in six months -- >> you can guarantee and often a difficult you can guarantee you're telling this committee you can guarantee the security of all these names of these officers? >> your original question was the copy "the new york times" has to i believe that is being held securely, yes. >> all the copies to anything under your control. have you guaranteed that these names will not leak out? >> i can only talk about the copies under the joint control of "the guardian" and "the new york times" and i can say -- >> you can guarantee it? both the criticism -- >> i ju
cyclists to break the law every time or in a position of breaking the law. if you know about cycling the energy you need to use when you get going. it makes the journey stilted. it takes longer. if you want to have a smooth flow of cyclistses than reorder the junctions or at least provide corridors and what we have at portland and seattle and minneapolis we have the space in terms of wide avenues and boulevards and also we have the other advantage is that relatively small area. 7 miles by 7 miles so you could create these avenues, absolutely safe corridors, one way, one way, and i don't know how -- you're going to have to put up -- get with the merchants associations. i know that's difficult but that's how radical you're going to have to get. you have to literal get with sacramento and change laws traffic laws. these are our own city laws. i commend your efforts but i hope you get a lot more serious on this. thank you. >> thank you. is there anyone else that would like to speak? then public comment is closed and i would like to thank supervisor avalos who took the load on a b
, he focused on young people whose participation is crucial to the success of the law. >> i do remember what it is like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that is what most people think. until they have something to worry about. but at that point often times it is too late. >> joining me now, senior fellow at media matters for america. eric, i think there is an interesting phenomenon where you have this twice a day, who were right about the website's problems out of the box for reasons determined by their ideological predispositions. >> and as you said, eventually time will catch up with them. because this is sort of reporting by anecdote, which is never a good way to do any kind of journalism. and the anecdote, as you reported, fell apart in about eight hours, spread to the right wing media and the main stream, the reason it jumped to the main stream is because it did fall apart so quickly. we have the republican conservative opposition to health care is basically based
the judge who ordered the release of the tapes, he said that they're useful in order to improve law enforcement reactions, and quote, delaying the release of the audio recordings, particularly where the legal joifgs to keep them confidential is lacking, only serves to fuel speculation about and undermine confidence in our law enforcement officials. is that judge wrong? >> that shows with you all due respect to that judge, that shows you how inane this is. there is nothing that he just said, nothing in that statement that any rational human would say, okay, right. i listened to those tapes and that gave me confidence in law enforcement. seriously? that doesn't pass the straight face test. it is somebody who just cowed to public opinion, i suppose. and titillation in letting it out and did not want to get appealed. there is no reason, no plausible reason why those tapes, playing those tapes which we just heard gave me any further confidence or anybody else in law enforcement or shed the light on law enforcement. that's ludicrous. >> jeffrey, some families were again the release of the
house hearings on capitol hill. all focused on the president's disastrous health care law. let not your heart be troubled. we know you probably couldn't catch up on the hours of testimony. so we put together the highlights for you. >> individuals are losing coverage they are happy with. the doctors with which they are comfortable. this is a tragedy. >> looking forward, the flaws in the law have proved to be getting worse, not better. >> yesterday i logged into the d.c. exchange where members of congress must go and got on error. >> rome wasn't fwhibuilt in a d >> this is people's lives. people are hurt when they can't get medical care. >> i believe the premise for the hearing today is fundamentally flawed. >> people's health care is compromised when they can't get medical care. >> everybody will get less coverage, higher costs. >> this is serious stuff. >> if you can take the name of obama out of obama care and focus on the benefits, you find the of benefits are widely popular. >> a bill rushed through congress without any serious debate is now directly impacting people's lives. >> mr.
of this law. [applause] it's the measurable outcomes in reduced bankruptcies and reduced hours that have been lost because somebody couldn't make it to work, and healthier kids with better performance in schools, and young entrepreneurs who have the freedom to go out there and try a new idea -- those are the things that will ultimately reduce a major source of inequality and help ensure more americans get the start that they need to succeed in the future. i have acknowledged more than once that we didn't roll out parts of this law as well as we should have. but the law is already working in major ways that benefit millions of americans right now, even as we've begun to slow the rise in health care costs, which is good for family budgets, good for federal and state budgets, and good for the budgets of businesses small and large. so this law is going to work. and for the sake of our economic security, it needs to work. [applause] and as people in states as different as california and kentucky sign up every single day for health insurance, signing up in droves, they're proving they want that eco
be restored? >> under current law, it will not happen. it needs to change. >> on me ask you this. i was not here in 1988, 19 89. i do not know if you were involved. >> i am old, yes. >> there was -- the democratic chairman put forward a catastrophic care program. he is very proud of it. and asked the congress might part -- by bipartisan vote. they went home satisfied with what they had done. and then something odd happened. people rejected the law that was passed. they rejected it because in a similar way it moved funding around in a way that seniors that would be deleterious to their well-being. do you remember what happened in spring after that? ,> after they got the bill after they chased them with the umbrellas the repealed the law. >> there is a mechanism by which this problem could be fixed also repeal.llow the 1989 >> there is no question this is physical -- fixable. it requires congress to act and congress to sign. to address the issue or ask. we have all these experts in front of us. cost ofeports that medicare has come down. we're going to get by the end of this week, the
on the implementation of the dodd-frank regulations law. >> from age eight betty ford knew she wanted to do something with -- she put on skits and plays and that led to bennington vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards, her spiral notebooks where she kept notes. this is her organizer. hearing this period. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work for the powers modeling agency and then back to grand rapids again. and in it you will find a whole host of things that you would find just about any organizer. there are brochures on dance costumes. one of her sketches of the costume for one of the dance routines that she wanted to put on. here are again the choreography notes that she made for different dance routine so there's a whole wealth of material in here that talks about her love for dance and how deeply she was involved in it,, especially in her early years. wednesday at a house veterans affairs subcommittee looked at the backlog in processing veteran stability claims and deal
bills signed into law this year. that makes this the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american republic. >> it is a do nothing congress. >> that's not fair. they're doing something. they are getting into the guinness book of world records. t that makes it twice if you count john boehner's fingernails. >> bizarre. >>> time for the latest in sports from my friend richard lui. >> good thursday. 2:00 p.m. eastern today is the time, the announcement that could effect the heisman. florida state attorney will expose findings on winston. he is the first red shirt freshman to win in the 61 year history. >>> they were hoping for a record crowd in mexico city. before tip off it fled with smoke. >>> so lakers kobep bryant will not be playing in friday's game after he felt general soreness in the foot he hurt eight months ago. >>> we don't need to wait until march for madness. north carolina stuns number one michigan state. it is the first loss. they win that one 79-66. >>> steelers coach got a hefty $100,000 fine for standing right there,
at the request of the department to a state law that needs to go both effect jan marcason could you please present. >> good afternoon sxhirgz janet mary ton from mta. the ordinance will revise a overnight parking at the meters. we need this local amendment to come into inclination assembly bill was signed into law by the governor when it goes to o into effective it will change the mta to permit vehicles to park up to the meter time limit in any space regulated by an inoperational parking meters. they've been installed in excess of two hours. so currently, the maximum time for a broken parking meter is two hours and otherwise up to an hour. with a new state laws it will be prbld for parking at the meter for less than is time but we need to look at this transportation code to be amended to provide the provision of two hour time limit at any meter thank you if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them. great, thank you ms. is jan marcason. colleagues, any comment if not public utilities seeing none, public comment is closed. can i have a motion to forward this to those the full b
, have been a boone for republicans. they now insist it's not the website that's faulty, but the law itself. obama says he will fight for the rest of his mandate, three years if need be, to make the law work. electoral uncertainty in the world's most dangerous country. honduras' top voting body says it will review the results of last month's presidential poll after a defeated candidate castro cried foul, calling protesters into the streets sunday and claiming the vote was rigged. the ruling national party's candidate, juan hernandez, won the november 24 poll by eight percentage points. castro is the wife of a former president whose ousting in 2009 precipitated months of turmoil. protesters in haiti continue to pile pressure on the president. thousands taking to the streets in multiple cities friday, calling for the president to step down, some bearing pictures of the previous president, aristide. they're also demanding an end to a claim there's interference by the must haitian affairs. police and u.n. peacekeepers preventing the crowd from reaching the u.s. embassy. in brazil, the co
. the federal law kicks into place when the recession happened. it was a chance to given meshes more time to be on the benefits. up to 18 months. without this law, there's only about six months of unemployment, some have everybody less, so the democrats are trying to make a case that they need to be extended because they expire on december 28th. >> what's the reason response to this. >> well, house speaker today said if president obama has a plan on paper to extend them, he will take a look at it, so that is a little bit of a hint of some potential break through, however, he reviewed the republican perspective of it's about the economy, and we have a plan to improve the economy, and that's not related to social benefit programs. >> that we create more american jobs and better american wages. the republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that's why we passed nearly 150 bills many of them will help our economy, they are still sitting in the united states senate. so you hear a difference, how republicans approach things and democrats approach thing
with carolyn and dan. >> what do you see in congress in terms of education laws, either major ones were smaller things? i wouldirst thing actually like to see in congress immigrationsive reform. i mean, if you look at what the senate did, there is a path there that a lot of people compromised on to create the path to citizenship plus ways of making sure that we take people out of the shadows, we grow our economy, and we make sure our borders are secure. foremost, thend house of representatives needs to focus on that. and i was part of the fast for families yesterday. having been arrested on the whole process of trying to get to immigration reform and whatnot. this is of education, an issue. showing an issue about whether the results actually really matter and what the research actually really matters, or whether the congress lives in an evidence-free zone. pre-k actually works to help level the playing field. the president has put a bill out there. the house of representatives actually have a bipartisan bill, that lies in the house of representatives and the senate, the miller-harkin bill that
of the law to their friends disby three house hearings revealing more questions than answer. here is the latest dr. singer, surgeon and col scholar at cato institute. >> thank you. gerri: we have new numbers today from harvard, 57% disapprove of obamacare, idea that 2.5 million of them are signing up is preposterous, fewer than a third uninsured are likely to sign up for obamacare, this is shocking whether you dig down into the numbers, do they surprise you? >>no, actually when you think about it, you talk about people who prior to passage of the affoable care act, if they were going to buy health insurance it would be something that would be you uncer catastrophic expenses, theyigh deductible to use their disposable income to best use, now you are asking the same people who before when a cheap at troughic insurance was available they were not inrested and now they are going to be that is much more expensive? that covers things they can't relate to or need? why would a 27-year-old single male want to buy insurance that covers materni maternity benefi. gerri: right, digging into th
. they want the law to mail and they would start bankrupting insurance companies because they break the model. >> the insurance companies may be bankrupt even further. this is deeply cynical. the website works and let's go back to the argument. we are making in the first place. guess what happened if you don't get the young people. not like the exchanges go away. they become a lot more expensive. they won't wind up killing them, they will wound them and guess who will be stuck with the tab. the taxpayer. with the republicans and conservatives are doing is expanding the government. this is big government conservatism. >> it's ironic because the first part is they don't need and don't want, but the argument is that you don't need health insurance seems to be the weakest part of the argument. maybe somebody who is 18 doesn't think they need it, but somebody who is 26 or 25 or getting to the end of that state on your parent, they are starting to get to the age where they think i do need this. >> yes. starting to mature. starting to realize that maybe this invincible thing is what it's cracked up
with the wisdom to respond with whatever policies and laws might be needed to ensure greater peace and security in our land. bless us this day and every day and may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her pproval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. daines: mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it, the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. daines: madam speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this questi
to faithfully execute the laws. dana milbank is with us right now. this was an impeachment hearing. time and again, the red hots on the far right blew the bugle for driving the president from office. >> what can you do. you got to go up there and you impeach him or you go up there and you just cut funds off. you shut everything down. >> if a president is ignoring entire categories of the law, whether it be immigration, marijuana, mandatory minimum, the aca, what is the remedy for the legislative branch. >> the next recourse, the word that we don't like to say. >> we've also talked about the i word, impeachment, which i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? is there anything else we can do? >> there's the guy. how, i think i'm watching buffalo bob and the peanut gallery. i'm too old not to remember that stuff. but let me ask you this. that guy, let's not forget his providence. he was the guy on this show not too long ago who said i will not say the president was legitimately elected president. i gave him three shots at that baby, and he would
justice. i asked the va to correctly promptly applied the law and grant my claims second comes seeking justice of our veteran. in the audience today is her son who lost his father asked for a when he was 12. also in attendance today is my niece, sandra peterson, who is the daughter of a vietnam war veteran, who also died from agent orange poisoning. mr. chairman, i filed my claim in 1990. the same claim remains pending. i have waited 1600 days fda delays and denials. the va erroneously denied my claim seven times. for nearly 12 years, my claims that title at va because va did not respond to the notice of disagreement. the court of appeals for veterans claims returned my claim to the va three times based on errors, errors conceded by the va. i know va is waiting for me to die. without immediate attention my claim is destined to sit, idle for several more years as a way, hope and pray for resolution. my late husband, ronnie, was born in memphis, tennessee. on december 31, 1947. as a 19-year-old college student, he was drafted into the u.s. army. ronnie was deployed to the vietnam war in
simmons policy analyst for national employment law project jack temple and senior writer for "politico" magazine glen thrush. joining us democratic congressman from minnesota's fifth district keith eleison. congressman, always great to have you on the program. >> thank you, alex. >> no better day from today. you just came from a protest what group of fast-food workers making the case for an increase in the minimum wage. tell us what these workers want and why. >> these workers want better pay. many of the workers i was with worked for contractors who held federal contracts. so in fact the united states government funds more low wage workers than mcdonald's or walmart combined. so we're asking for something specific from the president, the president we may not get much through congress with the republican majority but can he sign an executive order which would order these folks who have federal contracts pay a livable wage. we think that's reasonable to do. i delivered a letter to him to that effect yesterday. his speech was awesome but now we can really do something about it. >> his sp
who asked you environmental law far long time. please, do what you can to work with the administration. so we don't have overlapping of potentially inconsistent regulations. very frustrating for the public. we want it to be done responsibly and in a way people can understand. thank you for being here. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. peters. >> the gentle mab from arizona. >> thank you. i only had two things i wanted to walk through. everyone in the committee with us here yesterday. i'm sorry, you're going hear the same stheem again. the large data bases that are used particularly in things like pm10 which is a big deal in the desert, southwest we have the thing called dirt. without grass on it. so it really does affect our lives. down to the individual -- because you and i know with all other type of data. you are a social an throw polks when you were being vetted and doing your review of data. you got down to the line item. if there was something personal you do a nonidentifier number. you strip the personal data and put them up on websites where it's a egalitarian. if a c
. housing is up in this area, but our wages aren't up. >> the 21-year-old son-in-law wakes up and gets her son ready before heading fork work. >> we go down to the basement and around to back and start preparing everything for the place to open which was different from the shiny wow piece of the government that they are seeing. >> that's kind of how we feel. wow. we are at the bottom. we are at a part where people don't even see us. >> niya and her son live at her parents' house with her four brothers and sisters. having a playing field helps us you be able to buy more, helps the economy. >> she was part of 100 people who rallied outside of the washington, d.c. chamber council for a minimum wage. >> congress's failure to act and congress's failure to take care of those who have been left behind, not just from the recession but the people who want things to become better and better. we are becoming a hunt tree of haves and have nots. we need to be sure we have a living wage. >>> members of the council have one more round of voting before it goes through. president of the dc chamber of comme
the appellant has asked to be quite sympathetic, under the law that we've passed is that what is in front of us from a jurisdictional standpoint is that we can only consider reductions or adjustments or waivers of the fee if we find that there hasn't been a nexus between the impact of the dwomment in the amount of the fee charged. i'm not sure whether we have discretion beyond that. if i could ask that question to the city attorney? >> john from the city attorney's office, yes, that's correct. the matter before the board today is just the waiver or reduction based on the standard that you indicated. er i think the appellant was making a general request to the board of supervisors that if a board member were interested in sponsoring legislation that would make an amendment to the fee deferral provisions to allow for a later time, that that is something that she would like to see if possible. >> okay. colleagues, any further discussion? is there a motion in this matter? or do i need to come down and make a motion. supervisor kim? >> thank you, i just wanted to -- this is items 19, 20 and 21, i wa
took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> more than 29 the thousand americans enrolled in health plans over the weekend. that's more people than during the entire month of october. on tuesday, healthcare.gov had more than 150,000 online visitors. but that does not mean that they could all sign up. the insurance companies express concern about the website's back end which may not be transmitting all the data that they need. doctors are on healthcare's front lines. for many years we've heard them steering clear from family practices to earn more as specialist. the median pay for a family physician $123,000. in 2004, $131,000. and in 2011, $165,000. ceos are the only ones on that list who do not wheele wield scalpels. the average doctor's sallies is $165,000. is that
of the stay laws that the city ies operate under, it was difficult to keep their labor costs within their ability to raise taxes. the other big problem in harrisburg was that they undertook an incinerator project to dispose of trash and issued a lot of bonds to try to get the incinerator to operate properly. it was just basically a functional disaster. it really faced those two problems which caused a lot of stress on everything in the city's budget. >> dean, right now the judge has cleared the way in detroit for a wide set of stake holders to take a haircut. a lot of cities are still in the process. does that decision make it more to be that places like stockton, san bernardino, may look back at their pensioners, their obligations to city workers in a way that they might not have before? >> well, every city has its own circumstance. what was striking in detroit, and i don't know if this is the case in california, is that in michigan, the state constitution guarantees pension. this in my view was a striking ruling. the constitution is a creation of the state. it says pensions should
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